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Bicton Park Botanical Gardens

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Address: Bicton Park | Budleigh Salterton, Exeter EX9 7BJ, England
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Over 64 acres to explore "A delight for gardeners"

Spanning nearly...

Over 64 acres to explore "A delight for gardeners"

Spanning nearly 300years of gardening history, the park is home to many rare and beautiful species, collected from around the world. The Palm House is made from over 18,000 panes of glass (built 20yrs before The Kew Gardens Palm House) hosting many Palms. Tropical House, Arid House, Temperate house. Enjoy your coffee / lunch overlooking the Italian Garden. Explore the arboretum and while away time in the bird hide Ride the Bicton Woodland railway for an oversight of the park (suitable for wheelchairs) The countryside museum containing a huge collection of bygone days.... And for the children indoor and outdoor play areas, crazy golf, Astro turf football pitch, ride the pedal tractors all to add to the fun (Please note play areas are only open to children between the ages of o to 12 yrs)

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1st visit for some years. Had forgotten how good the gardens were to walk around & enjoy. Can only presume would be even better in spring / summer. Only had a coffee ,although... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Dawlish, United Kingdom
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I buy a season ticket every year, always take the grandchildren, a large indoor play area, plus a large outdoor play area, lovely little train that runs around the gardens. A reasonable priced café. Wonderful gardens and some amazing trees.

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Rotherham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have visited the Bicton gardens before and had a fabulous time as it was sunny however on this occasion it was cloudy so we had a lovely meal and also enjoyed a fabulous interesting woodland railway train ride for 25 minutes. As it was almost autumn we took some amazing photographs. Will definitely visit again when passing. Easy parking... More 

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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The park itself is beautiful, the displays and museums were fantastic too. The cafe is also good and reasonably priced. I would have given a 5* review had it not been for the fact I put money into two different hot drinks vending machines and didn't get a drink out of either. There were no out of order signs on... More 

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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was abit of a overcast day, but we were all up for a day out. We visited the museum , then went on to the indoor play area where we sat outside and had our packed lunches. We then carried on with our day out. A good time had by all. I recommend it.

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Dawlish, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

1st visit for some years. Had forgotten how good the gardens were to walk around & enjoy. Can only presume would be even better in spring / summer. Only had a coffee ,although the food being served did look good.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Wow what a terrific start to Christmas 2016 With a group of nearly 80 clients with varying disabilities we again chose beautiful Bicton Gardens for our Christmas lunch Owner VALERIE with her wonderful staff especially NAOMI and KAYLEIGH ensured our guests were looked after throughout and certainly made to feel extra special With a visit of the "real" Santa and... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

We've been members here for years and the gardens never disappoint. It's a very professional set up with loads for kids to do inside and out. Restaurant is brilliant too with hot tasty good value food and caters well for children. Staff very friendly and obliging. Great attitude and atmosphere. Amazing value if a regular returner on annual membership. Ideal... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Lovely day out with my one year old grandson. Beautiful gardens to walk in and enjoy. The soft play was great with plenty to do. There are plenty of toilets and baby change facilities, what a good idea to have some in the outdoor play area. The food in the cafe was great and had a lovely hot meal for... More 

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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

It's a must visit place if you're Exmouth way. Lovely gardens, museum, play-park .indoor soft play with snack food and a restaurant. Any weather place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Don't miss Bicton Park if you are in the East Devon area. My first visit with friends and we all enjoyed the day out. Bicton has got the lot for all ages and if you love trees this is tree heaven with many of the best specimens in the Country From the moment you arrive, everything looks tidy, organised and... More 

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